NEWS: Our Planet 'concert plan'

Plans have been announced for a concert called 'Our Planet Live' narrated by Sir David Attenborough.

Producers say it will 'combine highlights from the series with some brand-new arrangements to create an immersive journey across our planet'.

The show - lasting two hours- will tour international arenas with the world premiere in London’s O2 on Sunday 18 October 2020.

It will include a 66-piece orchestra and live vocalist Lisa Hannigan with three giant screens to 'present the incredible cinematography of Our Planet (pictured) on a scale that has never been seen before'.

Net profits from the Our Planet live project will be donated to WWF’s global Our Planet education and awareness initiatives.

The creators of the live events are also introducing measures to ensure the production is environmentally-friendly, working with host venues to minimise the environmental impact of each event.

Concert producer Floris Douwes at GEAlive said: "All past and current natural history shows offer an orchestra with video clippings on a screen and static overhead lighting.

"Our Planet Live in Concert truly is an event! Audiences will feel like they are fully taken in by it.

Colin Butfield, Executive Producer for Our Planet at WWF, said: “We’ve seen first-hand the impact this series has generated by showcasing the wonders of our planet while also addressing the urgent need to protect it for future generations.

"We hope to elevate this message and deepen the audience’s engagement with the natural world by bringing the documentary into the event space on such a phenomenal scale.”

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